Wine Country

Remember When You Could Spontaneously Taste Your Way through Oregon’s Wine Country?

Want to visit wineries in Willamette Valley on a whim? Here's where you can stop and sip without having to plan ahead.

05/11/2022 By Michelle Harris

Events

What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Wine

Feast Your Eyes and Your Belly at Amaterra Winery

The newly opened destination overlooking the Southwest Hills is bringing Willamette Valley wine country vibes, less than 15 minutes from downtown.

04/11/2022 By Rose Lee

Oregon Wine

Meet the Couple Behind CHO Wines

Winemakers Dave and Lois Cho, who just purchased land for their own vineyard, are expanding the definition of what Willamette Valley pinot noir can be.

03/18/2022 By Zoe Baillargeon

Travel

Weekend Itinerary: What to Do in McMinnville

Stay inside a dreamy old-world cottage, beat the high score at Joysticks, and meet the locals at Blue Moon.

01/07/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Wine Country

These Oregon Wineries Have Warm, Outdoor Seating

Where to safely sip your flight, all rainy season long.

10/21/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Wine

Taste Wine in English and Spanish at Celebrating Hispanic Roots

The month-long event featuring Hispanic winery owners and winemakers includes an English-Spanish wine tasting on October 3.

08/31/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Top Chef

Sara Hauman Dishes on Her Time at 'Top Chef' Portland

One of our local cheftestants kissed a lucky fish, won over judges with eggplant yogurt, and shared her dreams of opening a boutique seafood cannery.

05/21/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Breaking News

Oregon Winery Is the Country's First to Appoint a Black Woman Leader

Tiquette Bramlett, the new president of Vidon Vineyard, is a passionate advocate for diversity in the wine industry.

05/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: West Linn and Wilsonville

Close-in wineries, wildflowers, and well-lit walking trails

02/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wine

Meet Your New Favorite Wine This Holiday Season

Most people might think of rosé as a summer quaff, but it’s perfect for chowing down on Christmas Eve takeout, prepping your holiday dinner, or enjoying a lazy brunch while watching basketball.

12/18/2020 By Cassondra Bird

Wine Country 2020

These Wine Trips Are Perfect for Fall

Replace those canceled airline flights with wine flights just a short drive from Portland, or even right in town.

10/05/2020 By Jordan Michelman and Margaret Seiler

Wine

Meet Moe Momtazi, Keeper of Some of the Willamette Valley’s Most Primal Grapes

"My grandfather was a farmer in the old country, and back then we didn’t call it biodynamics or anything like that, we just called it ‘natural farming.’"

10/04/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Q&A

How a Wine Country Wedding Venue Met the Pandemic

At Abbey Road Farm, shrunken guest lists and social distancing cannot stop true love.

10/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Local Libations

Here Are the Wines and Wine Shops Keeping Us Saturated in These Trying Times

Raise a glass to the bottle shops, tasting rooms, and corner stores, with everything from hot new discoveries to “easy drinkers that can ease our reality.”

10/03/2020 By Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Conner Reed

Sip This

Celebrating Hispanic Roots Highlights Willamette Valley Winemakers

Stay tuned for the panel on October 1, when six Latinx winemakers in the Willamette Valley will discuss their experiences in English and Spanish.

09/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Little Joys of Summer

Get Out of Town with These Daytime Drives

Bored at home? Take a spontaneous drive through scenic Oregon and be back in time for dinner.

08/01/2020 By Julia Silverman and Marty Patail

Breaking News

Gabriel Rucker’s Riff on the Crunchwrap Supreme Coming to Alit Wines

What better pairing for a glass of pinot noir than a Taco Bell–inspired snack?

07/16/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Sponsored Content

Argyle Winery—Working through the Challenges

Ever the innovator, Argyle Winery has found ways to keep its vineyards—and its support of community—thriving, despite difficult times.

06/09/2020